Food & Culture
Local Online Boutique Lichenology Brings Jewelry Back to Nature
Kelsi Dunn’s handcrafted line of jewelry puts nature’s beauty on display
By Andrew Hoge February 12, 2019
Self-taught jeweler Kelsi Dunn, who moved to Seattle from Colorado in 2015, collects a variety of materials—deadfall branches, shed antlers, lichen and other natural forest finds—without disturbing the ecosystem.
She incorporates these materials into one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces like those pictured here. Her online boutique, Lichenology, is a virtual gallery of these unique creations and a love letter to her passion for lichen, which she describes as “a symbiotic organism—the union of fungi and algae—that is long-living and slow-growing, showing us that strength comes through adaptation and patience.”